Posts in 14er
Your Ultimate Trail Guide: Mount Langley Hike and the Cottonwood Lakes - California 14er

Your Ultimate Trail Guide: Mount Langley Hike and the Cottonwood Lakes | Mount Langley is the 9th tallest mountain in California and one of three California 14ers that can be accessed via a Class-1 hiking trail which makes it one of the easiest California 14ers to summit. Even if you aren't interested in summiting Mount Langley, just hiking to the Cottonwood Lakes is a worthwhile trip all on it's own. Check out our full guide to this beautiful area and this Sierra Nevada classic hike! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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Your Complete Guide to Hiking White Mountain California 14er

Your Complete Guide to Hiking White Mountain California 14er | Often called California’s “easiest” peak over 14,000 ft. to hike, White Mountain is still a beautiful and excellent summit. While hiking White Mountain Peak you will have to battle its over 3400 feet of elevation gain in 15 miles all while adapting to the high altitude of it’s high summit. This is a great beginner California 14er not to be missed! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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Ultimate Guide to Hiking Split Mountain - California Fourteener

Ultimate Guide to Hiking Split Mountain - California Fourteener | Split Mountain is a lesser-known California 14er, but with equally beautiful views and scenes into the Sierra Nevada backcountry. The Split Mountain hike is not the best beginner 14er, but if you are looking to test your class 2 hiking skills in the mountains, this is a great, steep and challenging summit. In our guide we go over the essential details of planning your hike up this California 14er peak. | shedreamsofalpine.com

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5 of the Best Colorado Day Hikes to Help You Train for Colorado 14ers

5 of the Best Colorado Day Hikes to Help you Train for Colorado 14ers | Colorado is well known for its list of big 14,000 foot peaks, and if you are keen to tackle some of them it’s good to get a few training hikes under your belt before your big summit adventures. In this post we talk about 5 of the best Colorado day hikes as well as great training hikes for Colorado’s big fourteener mountains. Be ready for summit day with these 5 amazing but leg busting hikes. You’ll be at 14,000 feet in no time! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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7 of the Best Hikes Southern California to Help Train for the Big Mountains

7 of the Best Hikes Southern California That Will Help You Train For the Big Mountains | Let’s face it, there are loads of great hiking trails in Southern California, but this list of hikes are not only some of the best hikes in SoCal, but they are also excellent training hikes for California’s fourteener mountains. Be ready for summit day with these 7 beautiful but leg busting hikes. You’ll be at 14,000 feet in no time! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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43 Miles Backpacking Over 4 Days from Onion Valley to Whitney Portal

43 Miles Backpacking Onion Valley to Whitney Portal | This backpacking trail is one of the most amazing and challenging trails in the Sierra Nevada. Each day is full on and at high altitudes, but it affords you amazing views along the John Muir Trail plus you get to cross over 3 different mountain passes. If you have enough energy you can grab the summit of Mount Whitney, one of the tallest peaks in the US, while you are there! Are you up to the challenge? | shedreamsofalpine.com

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7 Tips to Hiking and Summiting Your First Fourteener Mountain

7 Tips to Hiking & Summiting Your First Fourteener | Some consider climbing a 14er one of the ultimate hiking achievements, and there are over 96 total 14,000 ft. peaks in the United States! In this post I review planning, training, and 7 tips to set yourself up for a successful summit of a 14er mountain. With a bit of planning and training, you'll reach heights you never thought were imaginable! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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Your Ultimate Guide to Climbing Mount Shasta via Avalanche Gulch - California Fourteener

I have this goal, to climb all 15 of the California peaks over 14,000'. They're called "the 14'ers". I haven't really set a timeline for my goal, because I figure I'll be living in California for a while, but I got to thinking at the beginning of this year how I've almost been living here 5 years already and have only climbed 1 of the California 14'ers. I've climbed some 14'ers in Colorado, Washington and Utah, but only 1 in California. So I've planned out to accomplish few of them this year to get the ball rolling again. Mount Shasta was the 1st on the agenda this year.

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Winter Ascent of Grays Peak, Colorado

I must seem like a crazy person. Who in their right mind would drive 15 hours on a Friday to spend 14 long hard hours on a winter ascent of a mountain on Saturday and then drive back 15 hours Sunday? Welp, three of us thought it was a good idea I guess... and despite the mountain kicking our butts, I'd say it was (mostly) worth it.

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Winter Ascent Mountaineers Route to Mount Whitney, Highest Peak in the Lower 48

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Such is Mount Whitney. This mountain challenged me so much, that it has taken a little over a week now for me to spend energy writing about it. I literally took all of last week off to be lazy and even went to Vegas this past weekend for a complete change of pace.

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